Friday, January 27, 2012

Bubbles and Whistles to Tickle Your Side

Johnny knows how to
blow bubbles from
his nose when
he cries,
but I am the
ONLY one
in the class
who knows how to whistle,
the young boy told his mom
who laughed so hard it hurt.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: IGWRT- Mary’s Mixed Bag (A conversation poem)

20 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This sounds very much like real life!

Old Ollie said...

Yes, it is real life. What a great conversation!

Fireblossom said...

I laughed, too. Such unsuspected talents!

kaykuala said...

Hilarious, Laurie! For such gems!

Hank

Marian said...

love it!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So cute! Last night my five year old great-grandson called me to tell me how his babysitter (his teenage uncle) plays The Being Quiet game with him - to see who can keep quiet the longest (Damian is a total chatterbox) and if he wins he gets to play x-box. Hee hee. I could hear his mom cracking up in the background!!!!!!!!!

Semaphore said...

Love this slice of life!

Eva Gallant said...

Sounds like something my granddaughter would say! Excellent!

Mary said...

This made me smile, Laurie!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I can relate!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

You cannot believe how happy I am that she didn't 'snort milk (or any liquid) out her nose'. I am just so sick of that blogging myth.

Laughing until it hurts is good.
And believable.

Brian Miller said...

haha lots of fun laurie...def love the talents...and makes me think of my own boys...

Isadora Gruye said...

whistling and snapping my fingers were talents I was determined to learn before kindergarten. ....nowadays I wonder why I can't set such simple milestones for myself. Thanks for crafting this piece. I appreciated the innocent tone you employed

Kay L. Davies said...

While I read this I could see my brother, the one with red hair and freckles, talking to my mother when we were children.
My mother and my brother could whistle. I couldn't.
K

Jinksy said...

Great child's eye view! :)

Margaret said...

...oh my. Only a boy would be impresses with a child that blows bubbles from his nose. :)

I bet this was "stollen" from a real life conversation! ha

Kateri said...

Oh, my. Sounds like a little boy for sure!

Ruth said...

I love conversations with children, they never fail to enlighten or amuse, as here...

Mary Mansfield said...

Ya gotta love kids! Very nicely done :)

Lightverse said...

Laurie - I loved this! And it so reminded me of my kidlets when they were just a bit younger!